CEOing for a day

 

Have you heard about CEO for a Day programme?

Organised by Odgers Berndtson, it provides mid-Year students the opportunity to spend a day shadowing a successful CEO. As an undergraduate, you apply to spend the day with a top Chief Executive and learn about the responsibility and complexities required to lead some of Britain’s leading business and organisations. This is how this scheme is designed to uncover some of the UK’s most promising future leaders and give them an opportunity to walk in the shoes of a senior executive.

Happening for the first time in the UK in 2016 with 15 students, CEOx1 Day welcomed the participation of big companies and organisations such as BT, ITV, Standard Chartered, Deloitte, Legal & General, The Cabinet Office and the National Trust. Following the pilot edition, it was regarded as an eye-opening programme by both the students and the professionals.  Apart from the immediate benefits of sharing the office with a CEO, tagging along at meetings and official work visits, there are the not-so-obvious advantages:

  • gain insight into how successful people operate;
  • get catapulted in at the last level of administration and get a better view of the long road leading there;
  • understand management, the priorities and duties which come with it;
  • learn more about a specific industry from a top position;
  • gain relevant experience to succeed in your potential career.

The former participants left the scheme more knowledgeable about what being a CEO involves, feeling the real taste of success and responsibility and hoping to become suitable for such a role in the future. You can read their opinions to find out how this sort of experience may change you.

Now, do you want to share the tasks of a CEO, his office and one-day’s schedule? Do you have what it takes to do this? Create your professional profile with the help of the Careers consultants and apply for the amazing experience until June 30.

UROP opens up opportunities

The applications for UROP, the scheme offering research internships to undergraduates at the University of Reading, are closing today, March 31. This programme gives students the chance to participate in research projects led by academics, gain a wide range of transferable skills, and kick-start their career in the area of their interest.

Two of the students who participated in the scheme in 2016, Francesca McPeanne (Education) and Hamza Abu-Elmagd (Pharmacy), took their research projects further and, after being selected as overall winners at the Undergraduate Research showcase event last November, presented the outcomes of their research work at ‘Posters in Parliament‘ in Westminster during March.

The annual exhibition, hosted by University College London, showcases some of the best UG research in the country and saw 52 students from 27 universities display their research to a range of MPs and higher education policymakers. While Francesca’s project explored the controversial ‘bilingual advantage’ in word learning, Hamza’s work focused on evaluating stakeholder experiences of pharmacists in General Practice clinics. His poster was one of eleven research projects to be shortlisted for the overall Posters in Parliament competition on the day and was awarded joint third prize by the judging panel, which was made up of leaders in the higher education and research sectors.

A growing number of universities are engaging their undergraduates in research. Reading remains at the forefront with 2016/7 being another record breaking year for the number of UROP applications received and the number of projects being funded across the university.

Posters in Parliament, Photos by Kirsten Holst

Posters in Parliament, Photos by Kirsten Holst

Win £9,000 and a 6-month placement with the Autocar 2016 Next Generation Award!

The 2016 Next Generation Award gives you the chance to win an incredible six-month tailored work experience placement shared across our sponsors Honda, JLR, McLaren, Nissan, Peugeot, and Toyota as well as a £9000 cash prize!

Autocar has teamed up with Courland Automotive & the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders to bring you this invaluable opportunity to get your foot in the door with some of the world’s leading car manufacturers and win the prestigious ‘Next Generation’ Award.

It’s held in very high regard within the motoring industry and is a fantastic opportunity for any engineering, design or marketing students interested in pursuing a career in the automotive industry aged 17-25.

So what do you have to do?

“Describe an original idea or innovation that could improve the UK automotive industry.”

The idea should fall into one of five categories – Mobility, Connectivity, Sustainability, Customer Experience or Marketing and Communications.

For more info visit: http://www.autocar.co.uk/nextgenerationaward

 

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National radio competition offers internship opportunity at Global

making_waves_logo.png__550x83_q85_crop_subsampling-2_upscaleCreative competition offers a foot in the door at one of Britain’s biggest radio companies.

A radio advertising competition is offering the opportunity for a budding marketeer to get a foot in the door at British media & entertainment group Global.

The creative competition Creating Waves, now in its second year, is offering one lucky winner a work placement at Global, the media & entertainment group which is home to some of the UK’s best loved radio brands including Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X and Gold.

The Creating Waves initiative, which asks creative hopefuls to submit a 30-second radio ad script for the chance to further their careers, is run by personal injury advice service National Accident Helpline. The company has partnered this year with Global following the successful launch of the competition in 2015.

Beth Powell, National Accident Helpline’s Marketing Director, will be helping to judge the entries for Creating Waves 2016.

As well as the chance for an internship at Global, the winner will have their script made into a real-life ad for a National Accident Helpline awareness campaign by recording artists at the Global studios. Two runners up will also have their ads made to bolster their portfolios.

Last year’s Creating Waves winner, Michael Kettles, studied Creative Advertising at the University of Huddersfield. He says that winning Creating Waves has been great for his CV.

When asked what advice he would give to this year’s entrants, he said: “Imagine you’re talking to one person, right next to you. Would you scream and shout? Use overly complicated language? Keep it simple, be honest and try to have fun with it.”

You can listen to Michael’s winning ad here: https://www.national-accident-helpline.co.uk/creating-waves/creating-waves-2015

To find out more and enter Creating Waves 2016, visit: https://www.national-accident-helpline.co.uk/creating-waves